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Due to the pandemic, several states including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Odisha among others have cancelled their Class 12 board exams.

In light of this development, the schedule for entrance examinations to institutions across the country is expected to be decided soon.

Although the schedule for entrance tests for admissions to institutions across the country is yet to be decided, the registrations for several exams have already begun, with many opting for the online proctored mode to conduct the exams.

JEE Mains

From this session, the JEE-Mains is being conducted four times a year to offer flexibility to students and a chance to improve their scores. The first phase in February was followed by the second in March, while the next phases were scheduled for April and May. However, they were postponed after an exponential rise in COVID cases during the second wave of the pandemic.

As per the latest update by PTI, the Ministry of Education is expected to soon decide on conducting the two remaining editions of the engineering entrance examination JEE-Mains and the medical entrance test NEET in August, according to officials.

"The situation is being reviewed to decide on the schedule of the pending editions of JEE-Mains and whether NEET-UG can be conducted on August 1," a senior official said.

JEE Advanced

The prestigious Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2021 test has been postponed given the coronavirus situation in the country.

Since the JEE Mains examination could not be held at the scheduled time (May 24-28), so the JEE Advanced examination, which was going to be held on July 3, has also been postponed, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur announced.


The exam will be conducted in computer-based mode and will not be held before August 31, 2021.

The centre had earlier postponed the exams by a month to give students more time for preparation.The Karnataka High Court recently declined a plea challenging the centre’s decision stating that the judgment would be based on opinion from experts.


The exam is likely to be conducted on August 1. However, it may get postponed. The registration is likely to begin in the first week of July.


The ministry is yet to decide on the fate of the Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) and a decision in this regard is expected after the CBSE announces its alternative assessment criteria for class 12 boards.


The date for the West Bengal joint entrance exam (WBJEE) has been announced—it will be held on 11 July 2021. The board will release the admit card on July 6 2021.


The BITSAT 2021 online examination that was scheduled from June 24 to June 29, 2021, has been postponed. The test will likely be conducted during July-August 2021. The registration date for the test has also been extended till June 30, 2021.


The Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday announced the schedule for the Engineering, Agriculture and Pharmacy Common Entrance Test (EAPCET), hitherto known as the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET).

Education Minister A Suresh said EAPCET-2021 would be conducted from August 19 to 25. Notification for EAPCET will be issued on June 24 and the last date for submission of online applications is July 25 without any late fee and up to August 18 with a late fee of Rs 10,000.


The Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) has released a timetable for the Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET). As per the schedule, common entrance tests will be held from July 5 to July 9.

The TS EAMCET exam for Agriculture and Medical stream is scheduled to be held on July 5 and July 6 whereas the exam dates for Engineering are July 7, July 8, and July 9. The exam will be conducted in two shifts, one in the morning from 9 AM to 12 PM and the afternoon shift from 3 PM to 6 PM.

Registration for the test began on 20 March and will be open till 17 June 2021.


Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) announced the result for VITEEE 2021 on June 12 on its official website -

The institute also conducted a re-exam for students who missed it in May due to legitimate reasons.


Manipal Entrance Test (MET) for Btech programs was conducted between June 11 - 14 and for BPharm / PharmD on June 12 in online mode.


The Karnataka Common Entrance Test for various vocational courses, including engineering, is scheduled to be conducted on August 28 and 29. Registration for the exam will begin on June 15. The Maths and Biology exams will be held on the first day while Physics and Chemistry on the second. The registration began on June 15 2021 and will be open till July 10, 2021.


Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) will be conducted between 10-Jul-2021 to 13-Jul-2021 in an internet-based test mode. The SET General 2021 registration date has been extended till June 28.


KEAM 2021 entrance exam date has been announced by CEE Kerala. The Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical entrance exam will be conducted on July 24, 2021. The KEAM 2021 application process began on June 1 and will be closed by June 21, 2021.


The application form for Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) will be released from May 2021 and the exam is likely to be conducted in August 2021. The registrations for the exam have commenced on the official website - The exam date is presumed to be released shortly given the recent cancellation of Maharashtra HSC Exams 2021.

The last date to submit the application form is July 7. However, the form can be filled between July 8 to 15, after payment of a late fee of Rs. 500.


Goa Common Entrance Test 2021 (GCET) which was scheduled to be held in mid-June will now be conducted on 27-Jul-2021 and 28-Jul-2021.


NCHM JEE(National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination) which was earlier slated to be held on June 12 has been postponed due to COVID-19. The revised date will be announced soon. The applications have been extended till 20th June 2021.


Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) was conducted on 17 January 2021 and results declared on the official website.


The National Aptitude Test in Architecture(NATA) Test 1 exam has already been conducted. The date for Test 2 has been postponed to July 11. The registration for the same began on 5 March 2021 and the last date has been extended to 30th June.

(With inputs from agencies)

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